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>> pelley: tonight, a political star falls to earth. jesse jackson, jr., pleads guilty to corruption. dean reynolds on how the congressman looted the funds of his donors. beware the first of march. that's when hundreds of thousands of workers will see their paychecks cut if the president and congress can't make a deal. >> this is one of the least -- or the most distasteful tasks i have faced in my four years in this job. >> pelley: reports from david martin and chip reid. a bail hearing for olympic runner oscar pistorius turns into a preview of his murder trial. emma hurd on how the defense tried to tear apart the prosecution's case. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. good evening. under the law, donations to a political campaign must be spent on the campaign. but today jesse jackson, jr., pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 of his donors' money on a lavish life-style. federal prosecutors say the looting began seven years ago, nearly half the time jackson has represented his chicago district in congress. jackson pleaded guilty
. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. is facing jail time after pleading guilty after misusing thousands of dollars from campaign funds with his famous father in the courtroom, a tearful jackson apologized to his family and to the people in chicago. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr. the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a judge, for years i have lived off my campaign, admitting that he took money received in political contributions and made 3,000 purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch. $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars. 16,000 there are for a pair of alcade. total value $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability, and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >> reporter: as he left, jackson was apologetic. >> not a proud day. >> reporter: but his lawyers at age 47, he still has a promising future. >> a man that talented, that devoted to public service, a man who has done so much for so many, has another day, there will be another chapter
ay the looting began seven years ago nearly half the time jackson has represented his chicago district in congress. jackson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make false statements in his campaign finance reports, mail fraud, and wire fraud. jackson's wife pleaded guilty to filing false income tax reports. the former congressman is the son of jesse jackson. he was born in 1965 on the very same month that his fatherd from selma to montgomery with martin luther king, jr. today jackson, jr. told the judge "i have misled the american people." here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: jesse jackson, jr., entered the courthouse quickly and then struggled with his emotions inside as he pleaded guilty to charges he spent campaign funds on himself his family and his house. his wife sandra a former chicago alderman, also pleaded guilty. as he left court, jackson apologized. >> i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> reporter: jackson's lawyer reed weingarten said it was a difficult morning. >> it was a morning that had to come. jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct and those who were in co
capitol hill to the courthouse and maybe to prison jesse jackson jr. is not the first law maker to make this journey but he's the one pleading guilty as we speak. no bail yet for the blade runner but the defense scores points as new details emerge from the death of his model girlfriend. >>> this used to be the place to see and be seen in kansas city. today it is a smoldering ruin and a woman is still unaccounted for. >> we begin at this hour at the d.c. course where jesse jackson jr. son of the civil rights icon former congressman from chicago is pleading guilty to skimming, making shoveling money from his campaign kofers. we're talking $43,000 for a watch, furs and cashmere clothing. two hats worn by michael jackson, almost $10,000 for children's furniture and a football autographed by u.s. presidents. illegally diverted and due to be paid back. that's not all. lisa sylvester is outside the courthouse. we're talking about the possibility of jail time. >> reporter: that's right. in fact, the preceding are still going on as we speak. i just came out minutes ago. they are all inside the c
that his father marched from selma to montgomery with martin luther king, jr. today, jackson, jr., told the judge, "i have misled the t american people." here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: jesse jackson, jr., entered the courthouse quickly and then struggled with his emotions inside as he pleaded guilty to charges he spent campaign funds on himself, his family and his house. his wife sandra, a former chicago alderman, also pleaded guilty. as he left court, jackson apologized. >> i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> reporter: jackson's lawyer, reed weingarten, said it was a difficult morning. >> but it was a morning that had to come. jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct, and those who were in court saw that he did precisely that. >> reporter: david miller is a jackson friend and former state legislator. did you see this coming? >> no, not really. i think it was a surprise to all of us. >> reporter: is there an acute sense of disappointment in that district? >> oh, absolutely. at one point, he was a shining star, young, good looking, articulate. >> reporter: over the las
. sound like nickel and diming? it could cost you tens of thousands of dollars. >>> also, jesse jackson jr.'s road from congress to the courthouse. to the possibility of a long stretch in prison. the campaign cash he took and what was bought with. we'll tell you about that shortly. >>> but we begin with a killing that has captivated and confounded millions of people around the world. captivated because of the death of a glamorous model allegedly at perhaps the bravest olympic athlete in modern memory. it could not be more stirring or tragic in and of itself. it's confounding because each day brings more news that doesn't establish in any clear direction whether oscar pistorius, the blade return, shot reeva steenkamp dead after a loud, long argument or whether it was a horrific accident. tonight, for the first time anywhere, the victim's brother, adam, says that he and the family are no less confounded, no less torn. our conversation just ahead. first, pretoria, south africa, and day two of a bail hearing that's playing out more like a complete trial. robyn curnow reports. >> reporter: a po
. >>> former congressman jesse jackson, junior pleaded guilty to stealing campaign funds. jackson and his wife are if federal court in washington dc. jackson was charged with misusing more than $750,000 in those funds. prosecutors said he used the money for personal expenses and lavish gifts including a $43,000 rolex watch. jackson's wife, former chicago city council sandi jackson is going to plead guilty to filing false tax returns. >>> in 10 days $75 billion in cuts is set to take effect. the president is issuing a stern warning to congress again. real people are going to lose their jobs. congress isn't in session and won't be back until next week. >>> we are waiting to find out who bought a winning mega millions ticket from the gas station in mount erie. state lottery officials say a ticket worth $26 million was sold at a shell station. the cash option is $19 million. here are the winning numbers that were drawn, 1, 15, 19, 30 with the mega ball of 28. >>> it is still shaping up to be a cold day here. lots of clouds around. we saw a few peaks of sunshine earlier this morning. could the weat
with her health issues. >> coming up on the "morning news," court date. jesse jackson jr. goes to federal court today to face charges he misused campaign funds. this is the "cbs morning news." funds. this is the "cbs morning news." the delightful discovery. the sweet realization that you have a moment all to yourself. well, almost. splenda® no calorie sweetener. splenda® makes the moment yours™. if you don't feel good when you leave the bathroom, you've got the wrong toilet paper. you want it to get you clean... gently. as long as i use quilted northern ultra plush® i'm happy... and positive i'm clean. quilted northern ultra plush with the innerlux layer. for a comfortable, confident clean, or your money back. i was living with pain -- all over. the intense ache made it hard to do the things that i wanted. my doctor diagnosed it as fibromyalgia -- thought to be the result of over-active nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief from fibromyalgia pain. so now, i can do more of
to cuba's small jewish population. >>> former illinois congressman, jesse jackson, jr., could be facing years in prison. danielle nottingham reports. he could get years in prison. >> reporter: former congressman jesse jackson, jr., left a courthouse in washington, after admitting he spent more than $700,000 in campaign funds on permanent items. >> did you say you're sorry you let everybody down? >> i'm sorry i let everyone down. >> reporter: jackson spent $43,000 on a rolex watch. $9,000 on furniture. and more than $5,000 on expensive clothe clothes. his wife sandra was also in court wednesday. facing her own charge of filing false income tax returns. jackson, the son of a civil rights leader, spent 17 years in congress, before taking a leave of absence for bipolar disorder. and then resigning. >> those health issues are directly related to his predicament. that's not an excuse. it's just a fact. >> reporter: jackson made the admission as part of his guilty plea. but the judge said several in times in court, he is not bound by the sentenc
in that case. >>> an extravagant misuse of money. former chicago area congressman jesse jackson junior pleads guilty to spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash on personal luxury items. it's marty's over in the first -- it's meghan mccorkell with the story. >> good morning. jesse jackson, junior was a congressman and now he could face years behind bars. >> jesse jackson junior emerges from federal court in dc. >> i'm sorry. >> after plead ing guilty to federal conspiracy charges. in tears in tonight of the judge jackson admitted to spending 3 quarter s of a million to finance his lavish lifestyle. he spent $60,000 at restaurants and nightclubs $43,000 on a rolex watch. >> it is clear that jesse jackson became convinced that his campaign account could be used to satisfy any personal whim that he had. >> jackson's wife, sandra, also pled guilty for filing false tax returns. she admitted she failed to report $600,000 in income. jesse jackson junior resigned from congress last november. he's been treated at the major clinic for bipolar disorder. >> those health issues are rela
. michelle kosinski, nbc news, pretoria, south africa. >>> former congressman jesse jackson jr. was for years considered a rising bright light among democrats in congress with a famous family name. but today he and his wife were in tears in a federal courtroom, pleading guilty to serious crimes involving campaign money. both of them now face possible prison time. our report from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: for jesse jackson jr., the walk into the courthouse was the end of a slow-motion fall from grace. he told a federal judge, for years i have lived off my campaign. admitting that he took money received in political contributions and used it to make more than 3,000 separate purchases for himself and his wife over the past seven years. a $43,000 gold watch. $19,000 for one of michael jackson's guitars. $16,000 for a pair of elk heads. tens of thousands more in furnishings for their homes in washington and chicago. total value, $750,000. >> jesse jackson jr. had the drive, the ability and the talent to be the voice of a new generation. but he squandered that talent. >
story tonight, jesse, jackson, jr., entered a plea today admitting he schemed to spend three quarter of a million dollars of campaign funds on himself. fox 5's bob barnard has more on what federal investigators call one of the worst cases of corruption. >> jesse jackson, jr., the 47- year-old disgraced former illinois congressman, name sake son of the famed civil rights leader, pled guilty in a federal courtroom in washington to participate in a seven-year conspiracy to defraud his political supporters of their campaign contributions. leaving court jackson spoke briefly. >> not a proud day. >> i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> did you say you're sorry? >> he's now facing up to five years in prison. >> the guilty plea today is so tragic because it represents such wasted potential. >> u.s. attorney for the district of columbia, ron, layed out the government's case against jackson and his coconspirator. she is also pled guilty and facing up to three years in prison for failing to report $600,000 in income between 2005 and 2011. >> in all, jesse jackson, jr., and his wife conver
congressman jesse jackson jr. plead guilty to spending his campaign funds on personal items. tom fitzgerald was in d.c. federal court for the hearing and joins us with the latest. tom. >> reporter: the former congressman faces tonight four to five years in prison after a plea agreement that he made with federal prosecutors on corruption charges and he admitted he used campaign funds to fund what is described as a luxury lifestyle. jesse jackson jr. arrived here at the federal courthouse about 9:00 a.m. and it's one of the first sightings of thing canman since he abruptly disappeared from congress and later resigned his seat last year and in court, prosecutors laid out what was a campaign of using the funds for his own personal lifestyle, which is against federal law. and later, his attorney came out and told reporters that jackson's treatment for a bipolar disorder will be a part presentation when they go before the judge for sentenceing in a few weeks. >> jesse has serious health issues. many of you know about them and we're going talk about them extensively with the court. those health is
jackson, jr., now faces several years in prison, after admitting in court that he took hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds for personal use. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from washington. >> reporter: jesse jackson, jr., wiped tears from his eye, as the judge read charges against him. the former congressman admitted to spending more than $700,000 in campaign cash on personal items and said he misled the american people. >> jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct. and those who were in court saw that he did precisely that. >> reporter: jackson spent $43,000 a rolex watch. $9,000 on furniture. and more than $5,000 on expensive clothes. his wife sandra was also in court wednesday, facing her own charge of filing false income tax returns. jackson, the son of the civil rights leader, spent 17 years in congress before taking a leave of absence for bipolar disorder, and then resigning. >> those health issues are directly related to his present predicament. that's not an excuse. that's just a fact. >> reporter: jackson
serving senator before his retirement. he has eight children with his wife of 50 years. >>> jesse jackson jr. faces a possible five years in prison. he admitted to stealing $750,000 in campaign funds for his personal gain. memorabilia from michael jackson, jimmy hendricks and bruce lee, even a rolex watch worth $43,000. he apologized after the hearing saying he simply let everybody down. >>> one body has been recovered from the rubble of that restaurant explosion in kansas city. the blast injured 15 people, 6 of them are still in the hospital. and now there are questions about whether the area should have been evacuated earlier. workers in nearby buildings say they smelled gas hours before that explosion. >>> the center of the nation is being pounded by a winter storm this morning. warnings and advisories are posted from new mexico to wisconsin. here's sam champion with more. >> reporter: it start as a brutal wintery blast, covering california with wind, rain and snow. drivers unprepared for the messy conditions spun out, causing pileups. >> it's terrible, because they can't clean the roa
one. >>> big news for michael jackson's immediate family. always big news from the jackson family. his teenage son is making another important move. and just wait until you hear what it's all about his sister just did. that's all coming up in "the skinny." >> we just had a guy on "entertainment tonight" doing his thing. jacksons are doing a lot of stuff. plus interesting news about janet coming out. so all kinds of jackson dirt this morning. so stick around. >>> but first that blizzard. by the end of the day, the chicago and detroit areas are going to get some snow from all of it. thankfully for travelers stranded in denver's airport, things are finally getting back to normal. >> dozens of flights at major mid western airports today have already been canceled. watches and warnings are posted in 19 states from oklahoma to maine. abc's meteorologist ginger zee begins our coverage. >> reporter: it's a textbook blizzard. smothering texas, oklahoma, kansas and missouri. look at this time lapse video. amarillo, disappearing in snow. >> see what it's like so far. here we go. >> reporter: amar
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baker in our #:00 hour. >>> former congressman jesse jackson and his wife are expected to plead guilty to federal corruption charges in d.c. the couple is accused spending more than $750,000 in campaign cash to pie personal luxury items. jackson, jr. is facing up to five years in prison. he resigned from the house of representatives last november. sandy jackson, who is a former chicago alderman, faced charges of filing false tax returns and could also see some jail time. >>> newly pointed sex of state john kerry will make his first public address since joining the president's cabinet. at 11:00, kerry will speak at the university of virginia about president obama's invests in foreign policy. after kerry addresses students and teachers in charlottesville, sits down with the president at the white house this afternoon. >>> still ahead, lance armstrong back in the spotlight today. we are going to tell you why coming up. >> a huge gas explosion rocks an upscale kansas city shopping district. this morning, cadaver dogs are still on the scene. we'll have an update coming up next. >> but first
in this country, former congressman jesse jackson jr. dabs his eyes with a handkerchief today as he pleaded guilty to using $750,000 of campaign money for personal expenses. among those purchases,s michael jackson memorabilia and a rolex watch. jackson is to be sentenced june 28th. his lawyer talked about the next step. >> the process that begins now is explaining that conduct to the audience that counts and that's obviously the sentencing judge. the way we're going to do it is not going to be on the courthouse steps. it's not going to be to oprah. no offense to oprah. we're going to do it as lawyers. >> jackson could get up to five years in prison and $250,000 fine. his wife is due in court later today and is expected to plead guilty to filing false tax returns. >>> and the new pope could be known sooner than expected. pope wen dikt xvi is considering changing the rule. they should vote on a successor 15 to 20 days after. his last day will be february 28. >>> and with fist bum ms and a full heart, robin roberts returning to "good morning america." the "gma" anchor was back on the air this morning
jackson jr. pleading guilty. he teared up in the court this morning. he is charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. >>> plus we are waiting for his wife to arrive. she is also facing corruption charges and is expected to plead guilty. >>> are republicans changing their tune? a new ad shows several of them supporting same-sex marriage. this is cnn newsroom, and i'm suzanne malveaux. >>> dramatic fall from grace for jesse jackson jr. the former congressman from illinois, he has pleaded guilty to misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds. that is a federal offense that could put him behind bars for several years. the chicago democrat, of course, son of the reverend jesse jackson, is accused of using campaign cash for a huge personal spending spree, buying expensive watches, furs, and celebrity memorabilia. well, lisa sylvester, she was in the courtroom when jackson entered the plea. tell us, first of all, what was his demeanor? did he seem that he acknowledged what had happened and that he felt a certain sense of responsibility or remorse? >> reporter: he defin
jackson junior a plea deal that includes significant jail time. the sun-times says the offer is now on the table. jackson is being investigated on allegations he misused campaign funds. the sun-times also reports that jackson's wife, sandi, feels like she was made the scapegoat ... now that she is being investigated separately. the scrutiny into sandi jackson includes claims she had access to her husband's congressional money. she resigned as chicago's seventh ward alderman last month. the house ethics committee is recommending a full investigation of illinois congressman aaron schock. schock is accused of soliciting more than five thousand dollars for a political action committee to help fellow republican adam kinzinger in the 16th district g-o-p primary last year. investigators say three days before the primary. the "campaign for primary accountability" pac received at least 115 thousand dollars in contributions as a result of efforts by schock and his campaign committee. schock has denied any wrongdoing. drew peterson's former attorney joel brodsky is suing another peterson a
-based community for help. >>> the attorney for jesse jackson jr. says his client has taken responsibility for misconduct. now the former congressman will have to convince the judge responsible for his sentencing. jackson pleaded guilty in federal court to a super charge, accused of spending $750,000 in campaign money on everything from jewelry and expensive clothing to furniture and political mehmmorabilia. his attorney says jackson's recent struggle with mental illness should factor into his sentence. sudden those health issues are directly related. that's not an execution. that's just a fact. >>> hi faces up to five years in prison. >> we have some bitter cold air on top of us right now. it is going to get even colder. storm team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson taking a look at our plunging temperatures. >> that's right. we're likely to see them drop as low as they did this morning. the wind is still with us. outside right now it looks pretty, right? but it's cold. you're looking at your hour-by-hour forecast. windchill readings will be headed on to the teen by 10:00. >> we sit at 32 t
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are also being talked about as candidates. >>> jesse jackson, junior and his wife are expected to plead guilty to misusing campaigns. prosecutors say used $50 to, in campaign money for -- $750,000 in campaign money for personal use. jackson's wife is charged with filing false tax returns. jackson resigned shortly after being re-elected. >>> there's new information about christopher dorner suspected of killing four people. investigators now believe stoner stalked at least five top l.a.p.d. officials before -- dorner stalked at least five top l.a.p.d. officers before the killings. all had direction to fire dorner. now, charlie beck has ordered a complete investigation about how dorner was fired. dorner complained. he was -- dorner claimed he was a target of racism as he worked for the l.a.p.d. >> i do not believe that's justified, but -- and this is a big caveat -- it needs to be address. we are only as good as the public thinks we are. >> the former police officer turned fugitive died during a mountain cabin shootout a week ago. >>> police in the north bay are investigating a string of b
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the latest on a plane crash out of nashville that killed five. >>> plus congressman jesse jackson jr. has pleaded guilty, but now the fight to limit his jail time begins. >>> and take a look at this. sun spots that have the ability to swallow six earths, but that's the least of our concerns. we'll explain. we are back in two minutes. >>> welcome back. here are some other stories making news this morning. in syria a car bomb exploded in downtown damascus near the headquarters of the ruling party. oppositions say mostly civilians were killed. the blast went off at a security checkpoint between the government building and the russian embassy. >>> five people are dead after a late night plane crash in eastern georgia. seven passengers were aboard the aircraft when it ran off the runway. the two survivors were injured but officials have not released further details about their conditions. >>> the white house is quietly moving to have the supreme court overturn the california ban on same-sex marriage. president obama told a tv station he doesn't want to inject himself too much in the process. t
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in congressman jesse jackson jr.'s district will brave the snow to replace him. >>> if the senate finance committee approves jack lew as the trek social secretary today a full senate vote could come as early as tomorrow. >>> on top of all that, could lawmakers have the sequester $75 billion in spending cuts. nbc's tracie potts is live in washington with the answer and more on that. >> reporter: mara, good morning. still no negotiations going on here in public here or behind the scenes. congress now back in session, but really no talks going on between them and the white house. president obama today heads to virginia where he'll speak at a ship builder concerned about jobs. they have job keshgzs in all 50 states. and the president is being criticized by house republicans, especially house speaker john boehner for not staying in washington. but as we're telling you there are serious differences on how to get rid of these deficits and to prevent the budget cuts from happening on friday. lot of emphasis now, especially at airports. not only will travelers be affected but one of the big concer
. jesse jackson jr.'s district will cast a vote to replace him. if they approve jack lu as treasury secretary, a senate vote could come tomorrow. on top of that, can lawmakers prevent the spending cuts? tracie potts is live in washington with the answers to all those things and details on who will feel the cuts first, if congress fails to act. good morning. >> good morning, mara. good morning, everyone. three words on capitol hill, no one's talking at least on the white house and capitol hill. no negotiations going on days before the budget cuts hit. president obama headed to virginia. he'll speak at a shipbuilder that has connections and ties in all 50 states. their concern of the impact on the defense cuts on their industry. president obama is using that as a backdrop to emphasize the cuts. he's criticized by house speaker john boehner and other republicans who say the president needs to stop campaigning, get off the road, come back to washington and facilitate a discussion. the two sides are at polar opposites when it comes to preventing the cuts from happening. the big cut could
. >> the former illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr. pleaded guilty to misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash and could face years in jail. the former congressman stood accused of spending it on a $43,000 gold rolex, fur, and cashmere capes and michael jackson's fedora. his father, reverend jackson senior, sat in the front row. outside, his attorney talked about the next steps. >> jesse needed to come to terms with his misconduct and those in court saw that he did precisely that. he had to come to terms for conduct that people who care about him find hard to understand. in the process now is explaining the conduct to the audience that counts, the sentencing judge. >> that is this june. jackson could spend 3 to 5 years in prison. >> a twice convicted killer in georgia is still alive after a last-minute ruling stopped the state from putting him to death. they had given him his last meal when a appeals court granted a stay. the attorneys and supporter argued he's mentally disabled. warren hill murdered two people, his girlfriend in the 80s and a fellow inmate years la
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